A “habit” is an acquired pattern that has been regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary. That’s how hunting and fishing have patterned the lives’ of John Paul Morris, Chuck Belmore and Jon Justice. They have hunted and fished so regularly, it has become second nature to them.
Born in the beautiful Ozark plateau region of Southwest Missouri, John Paul Morris had no shortage of hunting opportunities as a young man. Now an incredibly accomplished outdoorsman, he took his first deer, a 9-point buck, with a rifle at age 7, and downed a doe with a bow just 2 years later. His preferred method of hunting is now archery, and in 2011 he crowned his still short hunting career by arrowing a 1500 pound Kodiak Island brown bear that measured 10-1/2 feet on the square.
Chuck Belmore, former host of Ironman Bowfishing TV, has been involved in the sport of bowfishing for over 20 years. Chuck solidified his status in the bowfishing world becoming the 2011 World Bowfishing Champion. With a multitude of other tournament wins and top 5 finishes, Chuck is known as one of the leading experts in the sport of bowfishing.
While traveling to chase fish, Chuck was exposed to many of the nation’s top waterfowl destinations, which fed his passion for waterfowling. After guiding duck hunting and bowfishing on Lake Guntersville, Chuck decided to “chase the flight” and travel as much for waterfowling as bowfishing. This life of working, hunting, and bowfishing quickly became a habit and the idea for the show was born. .
Jon was the Lead Field Producer for Ironman Bowfishing, the first ever television series dedicated to the sport of bowfishing. An avid outdoorsman, Jon has been hunting and fishing since he was 10 years old. From hunting squirrels with his buddies as a kid, to deer hunting with his father, to traveling across the United States hunting waterfowl and big game, Jon has a true passion for hunting that has evolved to an equal passion for putting his experiences down on film. Jon lives in Rockmart, Georgia with his wife and 3 children.